Texas State signs admission agreement with Laredo Community College

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
February 4, 2008

Texas State University-San Marcos and Laredo Community College have signed a guaranteed admissions agreement in support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Hispanic Serving Institution Grant, enabling Laredo Community College (LCC) students to enroll at Texas State.

The agreement was signed Jan. 30 by Perry Moore, Texas State provost, and Fred Solis, Laredo Community College vice president of instruction. The initiative is intended to help increase the multicultural diversity in agriculture through education and partnerships. It will create a solid path for Hispanic and other underrepresented students to complete degrees in agriculture science and business to qualify for jobs with USDA. 

Laredo Community College students who wish to enroll at Texas State under the provisions of the grant must apply for admission and verify that they have a 2.25 grade point average.  Texas State agrees to waive the application fee and official transcripts.  LCC agrees to provide verification of the student’s Texas residency status, LCC grade point average and academic and Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standing.  Students will be admitted to Texas State in a non-degree seeking status and may enroll for no more than 24 hours in this status.  A new application is required for each semester of enrollment.

Students who wish to apply for degree-seeking status into Texas State may do so once they meet all regular admission requirements.  Students must submit official transcripts and have a 2.25 overall grade point average on 30 or more transferable hours to be eligible for regular admission.  Grades and credits earned via Texas State while in non-degree status may be used for eligibility.

Laredo Community College will be considered the home institution for financial aid purposes as long as LCC is the institution where the highest number of enrolled hours is being taken.  Students will need to comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAPP) at both institutions.  Students will register for Texas State course work at Texas State and pay the Texas State tuition and fees for the course work.

For more information, contact Nora R. Garza at nrgarza@laredo.edu or (956) 721-5337, or Doug Morrish at dm43@txstate.edu or (512)245-3321.